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Food Handler Cards

When getting a food handler card, make sure it is approved in Oregon.  There are a number of fake online courses saying they are approved in Oregon that are not, so be sure to get your card from one of the providers below.


Food Handler Cards

  • Food service workers are required to obtain a food handler card within 30 days of beginning work.
  • The cost of the card is $10.00 and the card is valid for three years.
  • Food handler cards issued in any county are valid throughout Oregon.
  • If you have a valid food manager training certificate, it is accepted in lieu of a food handler card.
  • Food handler cards issued in other states are not valid in Oregon.

Help! I've lost my card! The food handler provider website isn't working!  My card didn't print!

To get a replacement food handler card you will need to contact the Local Environmental Health Office where you originally took the test. They will be able to issue a duplicate card for $5.00. 

If you took the class online, you will need to contact the provider directly from the list below with your questions/problems. 

Each provider has contact information on their page that you can use to solve issues around online payment, printing, etc...

How can I get a card?

If you are interested in obtaining a food handler card, you may contact the Local Environmental Health Office in your area or take another approved class from the list below.


Approved providers for Food Handler Certification

Online:

By mail:

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Food Handler by Mail certification

At your workplace:

OnSite Food Handler Education. Provides food handler class and certification at your work site.

Contact: Bob Anderson, 541-466-3419.


For Child Care Providers

http://www.ccdsmetro.org/handlers.asp


Unapproved providers

Cards issued through these companies are NOT approved in Oregon:

  • oregonfoodhandlers - Safe Way Certifications (Austin, TX)
  • statefoodsafety - State Food Safety
  • foodsafetyinstituteofamerica
  • learn2serve.com/Florida-Food-Handler
  • oregonfoodhandlercoursesonline
  • safewayclasses.com/about/en/foodhandler
  • safewayclasses.com/?site=www.myoregonfoodhandler
  • 360training

 

 

 


View the Food Handler Program Rules-OAR 333-175.